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Did anyone else record this "instrument"?
Old 12th June 2006
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Did anyone else record this "instrument"?

Does anyone know what it is?
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Old 12th June 2006
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Is it one of those things that drones in the background for "indian" type music?? I recorded one of those once but it didn't look like that....much older.
Old 13th June 2006
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Originally Posted by bongo
Does anyone know what it is?
Yes, the far east have gone digital too:

http://www.sitarsetc.com/Electronic_instruments.htm thumbsup tutt
Old 13th June 2006
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I've seen some pretty creative labelling on controls, but I think this is the first time I've ever seem a variable control labeled "Ladies" and "Gents". Hmm. What could this knob possibly be controlling?

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i was gonna say...

note to design teams..

all boxes will now feature knobs that say "Ladies;Gents"
Old 13th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Peck
I've seen some pretty creative labelling on controls, but I think this is the first time I've ever seem a variable control labeled "Ladies" and "Gents". Hmm. What could this knob possibly be controlling?

DP
It didn't seem to do anything. Everything is so politically correct these days!
Old 13th June 2006
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Yes, there are ladies' and men's sizes of the Tanpura, the drone instrument.
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I've always wanted one of those. I'm getting one now. Thanks for the link.

Weirdly, that place that sells them is 80 miles from Austin.
Old 13th June 2006
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I recently recorded one of these boxes. Had the male/female button. It looked more like a car battery charger than a keyboard, though.

It had a tiny little speaker behind a series of vents in the side of the box.

It was providing background for a young woman who sang Indian classical music. In her style, the electronic tanpura is generally considered a practice tool, and I am sure if they had the budget they would have gotten a real tanpura player. CDs of the tanpura drone are also sold.

Rather than close mic it like a guitar amp or take it direct, we recorded it with room mics. That helped it sound less electronic.

these boxes are popular with the techno and trance crowd as well.
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